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of these issues. but the absolute core issue is bankers are meant to help service commerce, not be a barrier that gets in the way. >> reporter: so this commission will be looking at regulation and potential policy changes around uk banking. they'll report back with proposed legislation, coming into christmas. december 18th is when they're expected to report. lots more evidence expected to be reported. >> thank you so much. james ferguson is still with us. there's so much going on with the uk. what is interesting is we're trying to -- the uk is setting up its own regulations, whether we're heading into direct conflict with the what the eu might be proposing because they're going to rip up the eba and have extended powers over uk banks, whether we're heading for a collision here. >> if europe's problem is that everyone has the same policy but all have different fiscal policies, different tax rates, we've got the same issue potentially brug here with banking.ewing here with banking. if they have to be bailed out by the taxpayers, which tax pay sne ers? maybe we should make the decision whether
and they would be sing examining dancing if they had been as hoe as they are in inverted commerce. we caught up with some very academic important men in german, the academic mentor, and asked him some of these questions. for example, what the esm should look like and what the ecb could or could not do. here's what he had to say. >> the problem is that a change, the old friend of policymaking because up until now it was forbidden -- it was a rule not to buy bonds and you understand when they started in 2010 is, well, we have to buy some bonds simply to keep the market floating, to keep them flexible. but meanwhile, it's clear, this is not the idea. so, now the idea is simply to support governments. >> one of the problems of massive bond buying programs is that it knocks the whole market system out of sync, so to speak. it's much easier for governments to buy bonds. this is what the professor also warned about. >> the banks are really financing the governments at this time. and you see there is also specialty because if a bank gives a loan to a private company, then they have to have capital. if
of the indexes. you see bank of ireland up there and unicredit, commerce bank. >> yes, we do take some collective long positions. for example in italy where we see economy be more solid than in spain and not suffering from what spanish banks are exceeding. today the imf is supporting plan of investment from the esm into irish banks that would lighten up irish debt. there is a combination of bad policies aimeded a repping the regions and banks which are very large problems and structural problems in the economy like very high unemployment. so already a very bad macro situation, on top of that the government is persisting into policy stakes that haven't worked before. >> so selective risks. how about the noneurozone. banks. >> we've always been very positive because there's a better independent policy, many of these countries are a safe haven from the european crisis. on the other hand, the up side has become lower and lower has safe havens have become more popular. so the bonds from these banks now trade at half the extra spread than bonds in the semicore eurozone countries like france or the peri
and commerce bank are named. >> is the british public ready to sell their stake to a chinese company? i don't know. we're open for business, you but we need to see the profit on the table. >> the world's top designers have been showcasing their latest collections in london. i went down to check out the shows and find out just what the forecast is for the luxury market. asked vivian westwood where she sees pockets of growth. >> at the moment, it's in china. if you didn't have the chinese buying things, then the fashion business would be completely on the floor. it won't migrate to africa, you know. it's just not going to happen. by then, we'll be frying by then in this climate change. we've got to do things in between. if we do things in between, i don't know where we'll be in the future. but i have far too much product. the nation of the fashion business is that in order to support the nucleus of what you do, there are so many spinoffs that you have to have because it has to be subsidized by these spinoffs. what i do would lose money if it didn't up the spinoffs. i don't know. it's just a w
economy, what are you seeing? >> we know that china's commerce ministry called on japan to take complete responsibility for any trade fallout, but latest china fdi numbers show china has a lot to lose as well. japanese investment increased 16.2% in the first eight months. but that's much slower than the 50% increase in 2011. on the whole, down 1.4% on year, but that's higher than that of july. january to august, investment inflow declined 4.3% from the previous year. if you look at a breakdown, debt-plagued europe was the weak spot. investment from the u.s. declined 2.8%. foreign investment into the agricultural sector tumbled nearly 15% on year, but the silver lining was in the services sector, hired by over 5% on growing domestic demand. >> i want to thank you very much for sticking around and sharing your thoughts on everything happening. sixuan, we'll see you a little bit later in the program. >>> let's bring you up to speed where we are, just an hour and 15 minutes into trade. after losses yesterday, this is where we stand right now for european equity markets. there's a number of s
. former assistant of commerce for george h.w. bush and special assistant to ronald reagan. not the best image management. you specialize in crisis management. some compare to marie antoine e antoinette. all these cuts coming on and he's walking around smoking a stogy. >> a woman is a woman, because good cigar is a smoke, i say. >> you you may say that, but doesn't go down very well. >> you can't smoke inside, so i guess he figured he had to take the opportunity. it probably isn't the best image for a national figure to be smoking at all let along in public, let alone during a crisis, let alone on the streets of man hat continue. let's put a positive spin on it. perhaps it is his way of helping control his nerves. >> this is a prime minister that come and has promised all sorts of things when he got elected. once that starts happening, how on earth do you control it from a crisis management pr perspective? >> if we could control it, we'd all be rich. what we tried to do, what i'm sure his advisers are trying to do is to keep him cool, keep him focused. they've made a lot of announcement
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